Heat format (group start or rolling start) is to be determined based upon Covid guidelines in the spring. Rolling start means that runners within the heat may cross the start line at any time during the 10 minute heat period.
Heat 1 (Marathon) and Heat 11 (Half Marathon) are the elite, competitive heats for the races. Runners in these heats are striving to earn Boston Qualifying times or to win overall or age group awards.
6:00 a.m - 7:30 a.m. - Marathon heats
7:40 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. - Half Marathon heats
1 - 6:00 am
2 - 6:10 am
3 - 6:20 am
4 - 6:30 am
5 - 6:40 am
6 - 6:50 am
7 - 7:00 am
8 - 7:10 am
9 - 7:20 am
10 - 7:30 am
11 - 7:40 am
12 - 750 am
13 - 8:00 am
14 - 8:10 am
15 - 8:20 am
16 - 8:30 am
The race begins at the York Branch YMCA, 90 N. Newberry St, York, PA 17401 and ends at Lafayette Plaza, 31 N. Pershing St, York, PA 17401, in the heart of the City of York.
The flat race course begins on city streets and transitions to the York County Heritage Rail Trail and ends at Lafayette Plaza. The trail surface is compacted crushed stone. This is a USATF certified marathon course.
Male and Female (24 & under) (25-29) (30-34) (35-39) (40-44) ( 45-49) (50-54) (55-59) (60 -64 ) (65-69) (70 & over)
Overall Male and Female Winner plus Male and Female Age Division 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers. All runners will receive a finisher medal. Runners registered by April 15, 2022 are guaranteed a moisture wicking short-sleeved race shirt.
Finisher medals will be distributed at the finish line. Awards ceremony will be determined based upon Covid guidelines in the spring 2022.
Water stations provide water, Gatorade and Gu gels are located every 1.5 miles along the course.
Gatorade flavor: Lemon-Lime. Gu flavors: Vanilla, Chocolate Outrage and Strawberry Banana
Pacers are not provided for either the half or the full marathon events.
The York Marathon and Half Marathon is a small race and the Rail Trail does not have the space for jogging strollers. Thank you for understanding this policy.
The City of York's policy is no dogs at city events, therefore we cannot allow dogs on the race course. (Much to the dismay of the dog-loving Race Director)
PACKET PICK UP
90 N Newberry Street, York, PA 17401
Marathon Runners - Please bring ID
Friday, May 13 (12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.)
Saturday, May 14 (11:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.)
Sunday, May 15 (5:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.)
York Branch YMCA Parking is available in the YMCA lot located off Clarke Avenue, adjacent to the Y building. Please enter the building through the back entrance from the parking lot.
**If you live in York or will be in the area Friday or Saturday, we request that you please get your packets during regular Packet Pickup hours, to prevent crowding on race day.
RACE DAY PARKING
Free parking is available at the Susquehanna Commerce Center, 221 W. Philadelphia St, York, PA. Parking is located between the start and finish line, 1 block from each point.
Runners registered for the marathon may change to the half marathon, however a refund for the price difference will not be issued. Injured or ill runners may defer their race registration to the May 14, 2023 race provided the Race Director is notified by May 1, 2022. Race registrations may not be transferred to another individual.
For those runners using a deferral registration from the May 2021 race, the 2022 registration must be used by March 1, 2022. This provides you with priority registration.
Bracket/Division Details & Fees:
MarathonUSATF certified course (Boston qualifier course)Activity Starts: 5/15/2022 06:00 - Activity Ends:Registration opens : 10/28/2021 09:00Activity type: Running onlyRequires Date of BirthRequires phone numberGiveaway(s): Short Sleeved Wicking Shirt - Gender SpecificRegistration Periods:
Registration opens : 10/28/2021 09:00Registration closes : 1/15/2022 23:59Race fee : $60.00Processing fee : $4.48
Registration opens : 1/16/2022 00:00Registration closes : 2/15/2022 23:59Race fee : $70.00Processing fee : $5.06
Registration opens : 2/16/2022 00:00Registration closes : 3/15/2022 23:59Race fee : $80.00Processing fee : $5.64
Registration opens : 3/16/2022 00:00Registration closes : 4/15/2022 23:59Race fee : $90.00Processing fee : $6.22
Registration opens : 4/16/2022 00:00Registration closes : 5/12/2022 09:00Race fee : $100.00Processing fee : $6.80
1/2 MarathonCourse not certifiedActivity Starts: 5/15/2022 07:40 - Activity Ends:Registration opens : 10/28/2021 09:01Activity type: Running raceRequires Date of BirthRequires phone numberGiveaway(s): Short Sleeved Wicking ShirtRegistration Periods:
Registration opens : 10/28/2021 09:01Registration closes : 1/15/2022 23:59Race fee : $40.00Processing fee : $3.32
Registration opens : 1/16/2022 00:00Registration closes : 2/15/2022 23:59Race fee : $50.00Processing fee : $3.90
Registration opens : 2/16/2022 00:00Registration closes : 3/15/2022 23:59Race fee : $60.00Processing fee : $4.48
Registration opens : 3/16/2022 00:00Registration closes : 4/15/2022 23:59Race fee : $70.00Processing fee : $5.06
Registration opens : 4/16/2022 00:00Registration closes : 5/12/2022 09:00Race fee : $80.00Processing fee : $5.64